The Complete Works of Kuo Pao Kun ⑨: Life and Work: A Pictorial Record
Discover the life of theatre doyen Kuo Pao Kun through his words and photographs in this pictorial record…
Kuo Pao Kun moved from the rural areas in Hebei to Beijing, Hong Kong, Singapore and then Australia; his record of attending six secondary schools; his works repeatedly banned from being staged publicly; his wholehearted devotion to learning Malay literature with the help of a dictionary; his determination to establish experimental theatre through the convergence of people “power”; his wondrous idea of founding a theatre training programme incorporating Eastern theatre traditions; his noble ambition of connecting the Asian theatre circle… in this worldly journey of his, he may have passed on but others continue to thread in his footsteps.
Published Year 2020$25.00
This book compiles Kuo Pao Kun’s papers and speeches about the development of theatre, and his cultural and artistic exploration. Looking at Kuo Pao Kun’s theatre works, most ...
The Complete Works of Kuo Pao Kun ⑦: Papers and Speeches$25.00
This book compiles Kuo Pao Kun’s papers and speeches about the development of theatre, and his cultural and artistic exploration.
Looking at Kuo Pao Kun’s theatre works, most people believe that his cultural and social philosophy changed dramatically after his detention under the Internal Security Act from 1976 to 1980. Yet the difference may not be as large as we think. While the tone and expression of his early articles are quite different from comments made in the 1980s, many of Kuo’s well-known views on theatre and culture are reflected in his pre-detention writings. At its most fundamental, his ideology has remained consistent throughout the years.
Published Year 2020$10.00
Experience the joy of life and embark on a moving discovery of self-worth in this spirited stage adaptation of the beloved French classic fable, The Little Prince
Day I Met The Prince$10.00
Experience the joy of life and embark on a moving discovery of self-worth in this spirited stage adaptation of the beloved French classic fable, The Little Prince by late theatre doyen Kuo Pao Kun. Let the melodious tunes lead you into the mystical universe of the Little Prince. Join him in his search for a way to protect his beloved rose!
Since its debut in the 80s, this show has captured the hearts of generations of Singaporean youths and the classic script has been produced and staged by theatre companies worldwide. With its unique blend of theatre, music and shadow puppetry, The Theatre Practice invites children and adults alike to journey with the Little Prince and be moved by this timeless classic.
Published Year 2020$16.80
Wu Jun Ru and You and Me and Him (2004) Missing Person Name: Wu Jun Ru Age: Unknown Height: Average Special traits: Quiet, elusive, temperamental, unpredictable You and me and him...
The Theatre Practice Collection of Original Scripts 3: Poor Theatre Series$16.80
Wu Jun Ru and You and Me and Him (2004)
Name: Wu Jun Ru
Special traits: Quiet, elusive, temperamental, unpredictable
You and me and him are waiting looking searching urgently for Wu Jun Ru. Your childhood pal, or my soul mate, or his buddy. Don’t know how to find, who can help? Can find without photo? Date of missing can’t remember, can still find? If you have information, please contact you, me or him. Thank you everyone!
Long-forgotten memories resurface when a delivery man delivers a letter to an amnesiac living in an old folks home, signed by the mysterious Wu Jun Ru. Yet no one seems to know who he is or what his relationship is to them. Director Kuo Jian Hong leads three actors to create this devised text-based work. Featuring a dynamic conceptual set design by Kuo Jian Hong, this surreal production explores the fleeting, seemingly insignificant moments in our memory and what happens when they finally resurface.
Wu jun ru and you and me and him was nominated for Best Ensemble Acting for the 2004 Life! Theatre Awards.
Cat Man (2006)
In a town with no name, there lives a man troubled by strange nightmares: he only dreams of cats. On one fateful dawn, this man chances upon a cat, and the two realize that they can communicate with each other. This strange encounter precipitates a course of events where the man meets odd characters and soon starts losing his grip on reality, not knowing if all this cat business is a dream or if, in fact, it is real, so real that he is turning into a cat…
A castrated cat becomes meek and timid- so what does this say about a man who finds himself nightmarishly slipping between human and cat? “Catman” is a quirky and inquisitive play written by Liu Xiaoyi and directed by Alvin Chiam. The text-based work is a nightmarish absurdist take on emotional castration and our search for identity in the modern world.
Catman was also presented as part of The Creative Asia Festival 2007 (Shanghai) and the Macau Black Box Series 2008 (Macau).
Man To Man (2010)
Confucius advocates that every man has his place.
Man to Man stages a series of encounters between two men to explore male identity. Through the relationship of “father and son”, we explore the depths of war and humanity, patriarchy and violence, tradition and rebellion. This text-based work examines the complexities of situating gender within the order of the world.
About The Poor Theatre Series:
A cradle for practitioners to devise new works and experiment with the theatrical form, The Theatre Practice’s Poor Theatre Series (2003-2013) brought together theatre veterans and emerging performers to co-mingle, collide and create.
Published as part of The Theatre Practice’s 50th Anniversary celebrations.
Published Year 2020$16.00
The 2019 production of Liao Zhai Rocks! saw a reunion of long-term Practice collaborators, many of whom had followed the musical since its first staging in 2010. Featuring exclusive interviews with the creative team and never-before-seen design drafts ...
Liao Zhai Rocks! Souvenir Programme Booklet$16.00
The 2019 production of Liao Zhai Rocks! saw a reunion of long-term Practice collaborators, many of whom had followed the musical since its first staging in 2010.
Featuring exclusive interviews with the creative team and never-before-seen design drafts and rehearsal photos, discover how they brought the world of Liao Zhai Rocks! to life with the souvenir programme booklet.
How do you bring to life the mysterious world of the supernatural on stage? Balance.
Between classic literature and modern rock.
Between period references and contemporary inspirations.
Between light and dark.
Between precision and wildness.
Between reality and the imagined.